Boucher is on the mend
Hopes are high that 'keeper will regain vision in damaged eye
Last Updated: 26/07/12 4:26pm
Mark Boucher: Making steady progress from serious eye injury
Doctors are confident that retired South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will fully regain sight in his left eye.
The 35-year-old came to England on the Proteas tour but was struck in the eye by a bail on the opening day of a warm-up match against Somerset at Taunton.
The injury resulted in Boucher announcing his retirement from the game, and after two operations is making steady progress in his recovery.
His GP, Dr Peter Sandell said in a CSA statement: "While it is impossible to predict the long-term outcome of Mark's eye injury, his medical team are nevertheless cautiously optimistic that he will have a reasonable recovery of the vision in his left eye.
"Due to the severity of the injury, as well as the pain related to the recent lengthy surgical procedure, Mark has been strictly house-bound.
"Over the next three to six months, Mark will undergo further surgery procedures in an attempt to improve his vision."
Boucher ended his career as the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in the history of international cricket.